PROFIT/Chatelaine W100

2015 Nominations Now Open

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Meet the 2014 W100!

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Why We Rank Female Entrepreneurs

These are the Women Who Really Mean Business

Find out what makes the 2014 so remarkable—and why it’s so important to celebrate their achievements

Success Stories

Secrets of a Rainmaker

Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneur proves that you no longer need the hard sell to win big business

Lessons from the Comeback Kids

W100 winners reveal what they did to rebound from some seriously big setbacks

Gallery: What it Takes to Launch a Really Cool Product

The stories behind the most unique, innovative and in-demand offerings produced by the 2014 W100

The Inside Scoop on Seriously Big Wins

The 2014 W100 reveal the crucial sales, major breakthroughs and key turning points that changed everything for their businesses

Great Advice

Video: Great Advice from W100 Winners

Four of Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs reveal what they’ve learned

Lessons Learned

11 W100 winners share some of the hardest—and most valuable—things they’ve discovered in running a business

How to Lead Like a Woman

Proven leadership tips from Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs

What it Really Means to Be a Female Entrepreneur Today

Is being a woman an advantage or disadvantage in today’s business world? The W100 have some thoughts

Secrets of Work/Life Balance Revealed

The W100 know a thing or two about managing crazy-busy business and personal lives

W100 Winners Weigh In

Why it’s Time for Women-Owned Businesses to Grow Up

The average size of female-run firms hasn’t grown in 17 years. That’s bad for both the economy and for entrepreneurs, says W100 winner Chandra Clarke

The Case for Having a Partner

Building a company is so much better when you share the responsibility—and the glory—with someone else, says 2014 W100 winner Tracey Bochner

Get the Emotional Edge

Despite the stereotypes, emotional intelligence doesn’t come naturally to all female leaders. The good news, writes W100 winner Corrine Sandler, is that it can be learned

The Smart Way to Deal With Pregnant Employees

W100 winner Sonya Meloff created a workplace in which young parents can “have it all,” and business is booming

The Issue with Image

W100 winner Ann Kaplan thinks there’s room for a bit of femininity in a business world of black blazers and slicked-back buns

From the 2013 W100:

"The recognition I have received via the W100 has been overwhelming, both personally and professionally. The W100 ranking has helped to raise the profile of my company and broadened my network of business leaders, which has helped position the company for future growth opportunities."

Ellen Kral
Kenilworth Publishing & Media Inc.


Now in its 17th year, the PROFIT/Chatelaine W100 ranking and awards program is Canada's largest celebration of entrepreneurial achievement by women. The PROFIT/Chatelaine W100 ranks female entrepreneurs by a composite score that considers the size, growth rate and profitability of the companies they own and manage.

Winners are honoured in summer 2015 issues of Canadian Business and Chatelaine magazines, and year-round on They are also invited to the PROFIT/Chatelaine W100 Idea Exchange, an exclusive networking and learning event.

Nominations are now open for the 2015 ranking.
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Earning a spot on the PROFIT/Chatelaine W100 ranking can bring firms valuable publicity, attract new customers and investors, increase employee engagement and boost sales to new customers. W100 companies receive coverage in both Canadian Business and Chatelaine magazines, marketing and PR collateral to leverage their W100 honours, and an invitation to the PROFIT/Chatelaine W100 Idea Exchange, the exclusive conference for the most successful women entrepreneurs in the country.


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